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February 2018
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Greg Goebel Duo

February 20 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites – Portland Pearl District, 354 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States

Praised by critics for “manifesting his ideas with the immediacy and sureness of a master craftsman” (Jazz Times) pianist Greg Goebel teams up with hall of fame bassist Phil Baker for the art of the duo. Goebel will be joined by bassist Phil Baker.

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Cameron Morgan & Haley Horsfall

February 20 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AC Hotel, 888 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States

Cam & Haley Duo  / Cameron Morgan and Haley Horsfall A play for keeps duo. Pushing the boundaries of what can be done with a vocalist/percussionist and 8-string guitarist. The material is fresh and yet familiar. The world songbook is open. Come join us.

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FREE

PSU Student Duets

directed by Sherry Alves

February 20 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University Place Hotel, 310 SW Lincoln Street
Portland, 97201 United States

Over the past five years, Portland State University has developed a nationally recognized program in Jazz & Contemporary Voice! The young vocalists in the program have been featured in tv commercials, multiple live performances and last year, became the first jazz students in PSU’s history to be named finalists to the Monterey Jazz Festival ‘Next Generation’ Competition. Because of the unique relationship with PDX Jazz, each year a select group of these students are featured at the Portland Jazz Festival in one of musics most compelling and intimate settings, the piano/voice duo.

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FREE

Abdullah Ibrahim: Jazz Conversation

Free Discussion led by Darrell Grant

February 20 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Buckman Public House, 1310 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214 United States

Jazz conversation with South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim hosted by Portland State University Professor, Darrell Grant.

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$25 - $55

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Tahirah Memory Trio

February 20 | 7:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

Ms. Lisa Fischer and her band Grand Baton first set out on tour in 2014, with no product to sell, no recordings or video to help book or promote shows, no t-shirts. Despite all that, based on Lisa’s reputation alone, they were invited to play in clubs, at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals, and at concert halls all over the globe, winning accolades from critics, devotion from fans, and — always – invitations to return, soon.

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Shirley Nanette

Vocalese & Beyond Series @ Al's Den

February 20 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Den, 303 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Shirley Nanette has Appeared as Guest Soloist In Concert throughout the U.S & Canada on both Commerical & Public T.V. & many Oregon Musical Events Including Mt. Hood Jazz Fest, Cascade Musical Fest, Cathedral Park, Sunriver Music Fest, Oregon Art Museum, Newport Jazz Fest, Opening Act for Billy Eckstine, Diane Schurr, Lou Rawls, Eddie Harris, & Subbed For Tony Bennett w/ Spokane Symphony, Woody Hite Big Band, Mel Brown, etc. photo credit: Shawn Kirkeby Cathedral Park 2017

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$25

Allan Harris

The Genius of Eddie Jefferson with Special Guest Richie Cole

February 20 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States

Over the past 20 years, Harris has steadily developed his reputation as one of the finest vocalists of his era. Brooklyn-born and Harlem-based, he has forged his sterling credentials through his ten previous albums, covering a broad range of contexts, all netted together within the rich territory of the jazz tradition.

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Hitoshi Onizuka

Solo Flamenco Guitar

February 21 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Inn at Northrup Station, 2025 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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FREE

PSU Student Duets

directed by Sherry Alves

February 21 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University Place Hotel, 310 SW Lincoln Street
Portland, 97201 United States

Over the past five years, Portland State University has developed a nationally recognized program in Jazz & Contemporary Voice! The young vocalists in the program have been featured in tv commercials, multiple live performances and last year, became the first jazz students in PSU’s history to be named finalists to the Monterey Jazz Festival ‘Next Generation’ Competition. Because of the unique relationship with PDX Jazz, each year a select group of these students are featured at the Portland Jazz Festival in one of musics most compelling and intimate settings, the piano/voice duo.

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Jeremy Joyce

Vocalese & Beyond Series @ Al's Den

February 21 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Den, 303 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Jazz Vocalist Jeremy Joyce, is a singer songwriter of contemporary Jazz, rnb and neo soul. His inspirations come from; Nat King Cole, Kevin Mahogany, Donny Hathaway, Johnny Hartman and Brian Mcknight. After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2012 to start his music career, Jeremy has collaborated with many local muscians in Portland to write, play and create his own distinct sound. He delivers each tune with his unique phrasing, warm tenor/baritone vocals an lush falsetto range; that captivates each audience with lyric & Song.

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$10

Ron Steen Band

Community Event

February 21 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wilfs Restaurant, 800 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States

Ron Steen is literally the Godfather of Jazz Jams in Portland, Oregon, and one of the most successful musicians in the area. He has had an ongoing jam session since 1980 and has been hosting Produce Row for about 13 years. Any New York pros who come through town stop in to Produce Row to jam on Monday nights. In addition to hosting at present FIVE jam sessions in town, including the new Vocalist Session at Wilfs. Visit Ron Steen’s Blog for more information. Minimum purchase of $18 per person, food or beverage. Reserve at 503.223.0070.

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FREE

Anson Wright Duo w/ Jasnam Daya Singh

Community Event

February 21 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Justa Pasta, 1326 Nw 19th
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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$25

Mostly Other People Do The Killing

February 21 | 7:30 pm
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan Street
Portland, 97209

Mostly Other People Do the Killing formed in 2003 shortly after bassist/composer/bandleader Moppa Elliott moved to New York City from Ohio.  The original quartet lineup of the band grew into a septet with the 2013 release of “Red Hot”, and the group has existed in several different configurations ever since.  2017 saw the release of both a second septet album “Loafer’s Hollow” as well as the first album by the piano trio version of the group, “Paint.” 

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$29 - $59

An Evening with Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya

February 21 | 8:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

The world and Africa, in particular, have changed since the founding of pianist/composer Abdullah Ibrahim’s Ekaya ensemble in 1983. The septet, whose name means “home,” presented Ibrahim’s most powerful musical statements during an important time of protest against Apartheid in his native South Africa. Founded in 1983, Ekaya enjoyed an enduring and celebrated bi-annual residence at New York’s famed Sweet Basil for nearly two decades. The “Voice of Africa” has an imposing discography that transcends the cosmopolitan and spiritual musical connections between South Africa and New York City. Nelson Mandela has referred to Abdullah Ibrahim as “South Africa’s Mozart,” and few would disagree. Born in 1934 in Cape Town, Abdullah Ibrahim’s journey to becoming a conduit of beautiful music began at the age of seven…

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$10

Kandinsky Effect

Community Event

February 21 | 9:00 pm
The Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States

With Pax 6, The Kandinsky Effect captures their evolving vision of a dark, rhythmic landscape. The album was recorded in Chamonix, France during April of 2016 and advances the compositional ideas founded on 2015’s Somnambulist, 2013’s Synesthesia, and 2010’s self-titled. Originally formed as a project to blend electronics and jazz, The Kandinsky Effect has matured over its 10 years span to develop a truly unique sound that is hard to compare. As a group, the band is heavily influenced by artists like Kneebody, Jaga Jazzist, and Bonobo, but the broader range of styles and influences in the music can be attributed to the fact that everyone in the band is a composer and approaches writing from a very different place. Warren Walker is very into…

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Terri Lynne Carrington & Ravi Coltrane: Jazz Conversation

February 22 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
PSU’s Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR United States

Jazz conversation with drummer – Terri Lyne Carrington, tenor and soprano saxophone – Ravi Coltrane, and bass – Esperanza Spalding hosted by Portland State University Professor, Darrell Grant.

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Ethan Iverson: Jazz Conversation

Free Discussion led by Mary Sue Tobin

February 22 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Art Bar, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Jazz conversation with pianist, Ethan Iverson hosted by Mary Sue Tobin.

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Pete Krebs

Guitar Duo

February 22 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AC Hotel, 888 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States

Pete Krebs has been a member of the Portland, Oregon musical community since 1988. His bands have included Hazel, Golden Delicious, The Stolen Sweets, The Portland Playboys and Thee Catnip Brothers, exploring genres as diverse as punk rock, gypsy jazz, and traditional country. He is a two-time inductee into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, and a double cancer survivor. An in-demand performer, teacher and session musician, he lives in the NE Portland Cully neighborhood with his dog Dixie, who is a dingo and wears a little hat.

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Ezra Weiss & Marilyn Keller

February 22 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Heathman Hotel, 1001 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

The Northwest’s preeminent vocalist Marilyn Keller teams with award-winning composer/pianist Ezra Weiss for an intimate evening of song.  As close friends for many years, Weiss and Keller perform classic standards, blues, R&B, gospel, and originals with chemistry, beauty, and depth. 

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FREE

Buster Williams & Lenny White: Jazz Conversation

Free Discussion led by George Colligan

February 22 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Art Bar, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Jazz conversation with bassist, Buster Williams & drummer Lenny White hosted by Portland State University professor, George Colligan.

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$39 - $69

Carrington-Coltrane-Spalding: Celebrating the Legacy of Geri Allen

Darrell Grant – Solo Remembrance

February 22 | 7:00 pm
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

The loss of Geri Allen this summer was emotionally hard sending shock waves through the jazz community as she touched so many of us in a very meaningful way. She also left an indelible mark on the festival with her stirring performance in tribute to Alice Coltrane in 2015 and as the centrifugal force in the trio collective, ACS which debuted here in 2013. It was her wish that Ravi plays for her in Portland and we are humbled by this auspicious occasion. Darrell Grant who worked with her a decade ago at Reed College speaks of Allen in reverential terms as his singular most important influence.

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Robert Moore

Vocalese & Beyond Series @ Al's Den

February 22 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Den, 303 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Robert Moore is an old-school jazz musician/entertainer –  he sings, engages the audience with stories, plays instruments (trumpet and harp)  –  but he doesn’t dance. His music evinces a distinctive Southern influence on a jazz and blues repertoire.

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$8

Heather Keizur & Steve Christofferson

Community Event

February 22 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wilfs Restaurant, 800 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States

Heather Keizur, a jazz vocalist who sings in both English and French, is emerging as one of the most unique and gifted singers on the Northwest Jazz scene. When asked why she sings in French, Heather says, “I grew up in Canada where I fell in love with the French language. It’s so musical, it’s beautiful to simply hear it spoken. Add that to the poignant melodies and lyrics written by greats like Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, and I am compelled to sing these passionate songs.” Shades of Dalida, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Henri Salvador can be found in Heather’s latest CD, Under My Skin, a sultry, expressive, soothing, and romantic album with classic ballads, jazz standards, and some authentic French chansons.…

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$35,45

George Colligan Trio & Ethan Iverson

(DOUBLE BILL)

February 22 | 9:30 pm
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

George Colligan Trio w/ Buster Williams and Lenny White will be accompanied by an exciting Double Bill with Ethan Iverson. Iverson is best known as one-third of The Bad Plus, a game-changing collective with Reid Anderson and David King. The New York Times called TBP “…Better than anyone at melding the sensibilities of post-60’s jazz and indie rock.”

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Ian Christiansen Quartet

February 22 | 11:30 pm - February 23 | 1:00 am
Art Bar, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Saxophonist and composer Ian Christensen is one of Portland’s leading young voices in jazz and improvised music. Inspired by the works of Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Albert Ayler, and Elliot Smith, Christensen strives to cultivate a new and honest approach, anchored by a strong melodic sensibility and a passion for the unknown.  Christensen’s debut album, Finding, was named the #2 Portland jazz album of 2016. 

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Clackamas Student Duos

February 23 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Doubletree Hilton Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah St
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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Mel Kubik & Christopher Woitach

February 23 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites – Portland Pearl District, 354 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Russell Malone: Jazz Conversation

FREE Discussion led by Jesse Marcia Hocker

February 23 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Art Bar, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Jazz conversation with guitarist Rusell Malone hosted by PDX Jazz Board Member Marcia Hocker.

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Vince Frates Duo

February 23 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Heathman Hotel, 1001 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Pianist Vince Frates is an Emmy award-winning composer with a long string of credits including TV themes, films, film trailers and advertisements of every stripe. He is grateful to be in demand as an accompanist and ensemble performer in his hometown of Portland, OR.

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Marcus Roberts: Jazz Conversation

FREE Discussion led by Deborah DeMoss Smith

February 23 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Art Bar, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Jazz conversation with pianist, Marcus Roberts hosted by PDX Jazz Board Member, Deborah DeMoss Smith.

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$29 - $59

Marcus Roberts Trio & Russell Malone Quartet

(DOUBLE BILL)

February 23 | 7:00 pm
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

The Marcus Roberts Trio is known for its virtuosic style and entirely new approach to jazz trio performance.  While most jazz trios have the piano front and center, all members of the Marcus Roberts Trio share equally in shaping the direction of the music by changing its tempo, mood, texture, or form at any time. And they do this with lightning-quick musical reflexes and creative imaginations. The Marcus Roberts Trio will be joined on a special double bill with the impressive Russell Malone Quartet.

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Alyssa Schwary-McDonald

Vocalese & Beyond Series @ Al's Den

February 23 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Den, 303 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 United States

In 1988, Alyssa Schwary’s music education went from Cornish College of the Arts In Seattle, to an 11 year touring schedule, resulting in “lots of frequent flier mileage”. She has sung in 28 countries and in all 50 of the United States under various private and corporate sponsorships. As an independent artist, singer/song writer and bandleader, she sold over 5,000 copies of her first CD release in 1993 “Another Chance”. This album was voted one of the 10 best in Seattle in 1994, by Earshot Jazz Magazine. Jim Wilke featured Schwary regularly on his PBS jazz program on KPLU and she received both, national radio play on PBS and College Radio stations. Virgin Atlantic used the title cut, an original composition, “Another Chance”, for their…

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$10

Tony Pacini Trio

Community Event

February 23 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wilfs Restaurant, 800 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States

The jazz piano artistry of Tony Pacini has been enthusiastically enjoyed by nightclub and festival audiences throughout the West coast as well as in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. In addition to leading the Tony Pacini Trio, he is the pianist and musical director of the Mel Brown Quartet, an owner of Saphu Records (an independent, boutique jazz record label with international distribution), and a jazz radio host Sunday afternoons 4:00pm-6:00pm on K.M.H.D. 89.1fm. Learn more at tonypacini.com Minimum purchase of $18 per person, food or beverage. Reserve at 503.223.0070

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$25

Under The Lake

A Freedom Sound: Celebrating Five Decades of The Jazz Crusaders and Crusaders

February 23 | 7:30 pm
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan Street
Portland, 97209

Composer, keyboard-player and founder, Jayson Tipp refers to Under The Lake’s sound as “jazz, with groove and attitude.” Over the past 20 years, Tipp and crew have released three internationally-distributed albums: “Dive In” (1993), “Up For Air” (1996) which received a four-star rating from the All Music Guide, and their Top 50 charting release “People Together”.

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The Hot Club of Hawthorne

Community Event

February 23 | 8:00 pm
SouthFork, 4605 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97213 United States
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